Dovekie (Alle alle), Havell plate no. 339
Watercolor, graphite, black ink, and pastel on paper, laid on card
Paper: 11 1/2 x 18 3/4 in. (29.2 x 47.6 cm) Mat: 23 x 29 in. (58.4 x 73.7 cm)
Inscribed at lower left in graphite: "No 68. Plate 339. --"; at lower left of center: "Little Auk"
Winter plumage, left; summer plumage, right
Like the other alcids, the little Dovekie uses its wings to push itself along when it swims underwater
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
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